And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.